Kim Dao runs the Kim Dao Blog, a site she created out of the simple desire to document her travel experiences in a way that could be easily shared with her friends and family members all over the world. Although she founded the blog with very modest intentions, its popularity has grown to such a degree that Dao now has an extensive following of readers along with a legion of fans that enjoy the videos she posts to her Kim Dao YouTube channel as well as the social media posts she shares on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
The successful blogger and social media influencer was originally born in Australia but currently lives in Japan. As a student at the University of Western Australia, Dao studied and earned degrees in Japanese and psychology. Following the completion of her studies, Dao began earnestly saving for her eventual move to Japan by working several different jobs while taking all of the steps necessary to secure permission to live and work in Japan for a lengthy period of time.
Since making the move to Japan, Dao’s popularity has only continued to grow, providing her with the opportunity to expand her blog posts and videos to include additional subject matter, including fashion and makeup, both of which inspire a great deal of passion within Dao.
Do you know what steez is? If so, how do you express your steez?
Absolutely! One look at my website and my YouTube channel would show you that I am quite adept at expressing my steez in a number of different ways.
When you were younger what was your dream occupation?
I wanted to be a fashion designer or a makeup artist, which is why I continue to enjoy writing about both subjects as well as sharing informative videos through YouTube.
Who/What inspired you to get into your current field?
My family encouraged me to express my creativity through a lot of different outlets, so it is really because of them that I have such a unique perspective on so many different subjects.
What is one current trend that excites you?
It’s so exciting to be able to so quickly and easily connect with people all over the world, and I am looking forward to seeing what we are able to accomplish as a product of these continued interactions.
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment?
It’s still somewhat surreal to have so many people interested in what I have to share through my website and social media platforms, so I believe my biggest accomplishment is being able to share all that I know about travel, fashion, and makeup in a way that is both entertaining and informative.
What do you think of social media? Has it made an impact on your professional career?
I adore social media, and it is absolutely because of social media that I have been able to earn a living while doing all of the things I love most in this world.
If you were ever to start again, would you do anything differently?
No, I feel more than content with the way my career has turned out and would not want to change anything at all.
What do you see for the future?
Social media’s role in our daily lives will only continue to increase, and I’m sure that it will make communication exponentially easier as a result of ongoing innovation.
What’s one piece of advice you can tell our readers?
Always remain open to the new and unique opportunities that unexpectedly arise, and try to remain flexible enough that adapting to change is relatively easy.